Indian Penal Code

  • 13 family members get life sentence for farmer's murder July 25, 2014

    A local court has awarded life imprisonment to 13 persons, including four women, of a family for killing a tribal farmer in their village over a land dispute last year. District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Shukla convicted and sentenced Ratiram Raut (50), Sadhuram (50), Asharam (54), Subhash (59), Mahesh Ram...
  • Husband's family forces woman to prove 'chastity' by holding red-hot iron rods July 24, 2014

    A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and mother-in-law, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by holding red-hot iron rods, if she wanted to live with her husband. Allegedly, the complainant was asked to "prove her...
  • SDM, guard attacked by illegal miners June 27, 2014

    A sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) and his security guard were allegedly attacked when the officer went to check illegal mining in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh on Friday, the police said. A local mining contractor Ramvilas Sinha (50) and his son Pankaj (20) were nabbed for allegedly assaulting Nagari-Sihava SDM Sandeep Agrawal and...
  • Boy gets one-year rigorous imprisonment for biting off neighbour's ear May 28, 2014

    A local court on Tuesday sentenced a youth to one year's rigorous imprisonment for grievously injuring his neighbour following a quarrel over his pet dog in 2013. Upper Sessions Court judge PK Sinha held Pushparaj alias Pintu (20) guilty under various sections, including section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous...
  • FIR lodged against judicial magistrate on various charges May 27, 2014

    A criminal case been lodged against a judicial magistrate posted in the Ghaziabad courts on various charges including using force against a woman with the intention of molesting her, police said on Tuesday. Police said the incident occurred April 13 in Modinagar town of the district when Additional Judicial Magistrate Sunil...
  • Ramdev made derogatory comments against Dalits: Congress April 28, 2014

    Congressmen led by Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate PC Sharma filed a complaint against yoga guru Ramdev on Monday for making allegedly derogatory statements against Dalits and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Before filing the complaint, Congressmen took out a march from Rajiv Gandhi Square in protest against Ramdev. They demanded registration of an...
  • SIMI operative Gulrez provided help to terror-accused Abu Faisal: ATS April 28, 2014

    Gulrez, an alleged operative of the banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India who was arrested on Sunday from Bhopal railway station area, had provided help to the terror-accused Abu Faisal, a senior officer of the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad said. Faisal was recently re-arrested from Barwani, while Gulrez was arrested near...
  • Former Union Bank manager gets 5 years jail in fraud case April 25, 2014

    A special CBI court on Friday sentenced a former manager of the Union Bank of India to five years jail term and also imposed a fine of Rs 16.5 lakh on him in a case related to fraud. Anil Yadav, 58, was convicted for cheating, forgery, criminal breach of trust and...
  • Five pending cases against Congress' Imran Masood March 30, 2014

    Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Saharanpur, Imran Masood, who was recently booked for threatening Narendra Modi, has five pending cases in various courts on charges of forgery and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace, among others. According to the affidavit filed by Masood for contesting Lok Sabha polls,...
  • Lok Sabha elections: When WhatsApp, BBM foxed poll officials March 23, 2014

    How does one prevent hate speeches and inflammatory videos from being shared through applications like WhatsApp and on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)? Well, that's what has stumped poll officials. Having pronounced a strict code of conduct on use and misuse of social media during the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission (EC)...
  • NIA chargesheet names Bhatkal, Akthar in Hyderabad twin blasts March 14, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against top Indian Mujahideen operatives, Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar in the February 2013 twin blast case. IM had hatched a high-level conspiracy to wage a war against India and carried out the blasts in Hyderabad to create terror in the...
  • Legal view: Sedition law is draconian, a weapon in the hands of state March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Mrinal Satish, Associate Professor of Law at National Law University, Delhi spoke to IBNLive on sedition charges slapped against Kashmiri student, who celebrated the victory of Pakistan Cricket team. Here is his view: Legally speaking, cheering for a Pakistani Cricket team or some other team is not sedition....
  • Fossilised dinosaur eggs allegedly stolen from museum February 3, 2014

    Fossilised dinosaur eggs preserved at Fossil Park 'Ashmedha' near the historic Mandu town in  Dhar district were allegedly stolen by some unidentified persons, a senior police official said in Dhar on Sunday. A case has been registered against unidentified persons under Section 498 and Section 380 of the Indian Penal Code they...
  • SC ruling on section 377 ruling hollow, shallow: Vikram Seth January 27, 2014

    Slamming the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Indian Penal Code's (IPC)section 377, criminalising gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth on Sunday said the judgement was "ethically hollow and intellectually shallow." "Just because a population is miniscule do you forgo their fundamental rights? Its ethically hollow and intellectually shallow," he said during a...
  • Property of man who trafficked women attached January 22, 2014

    For the first time, the property of a man accused of immoral trafficking has been confiscated in Bihar, police said Wednesday. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached the movable and immovable property of Suresh Nat of Begusarai district under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, said Additional Director General,...
  • BJP strong despite Cong bid to defame Modi, says Rajnath January 6, 2014

    BJP President Rajnath Singh on Friday asserted that the party would remain strong despite all attempts by the Congress to create problems for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and defame him. Hitting out at the UPA Government for announcing a commission of inquiry into the Gujarat snooping case, Singh said...
  • Hyderabad police book Salman Khan for insulting religion December 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: Police on Friday booked actor Salman Khan for hurting religious sentiment of Muslims in a TV reality show hosted by him on Colors channel. A case against Salman and producers of the show "Bigg Boss" for insulting a religion was booked under section 295 of the Indian Penal Code at...
  • NGO demands for 'Ministry of Men's Welfare' November 17, 2013

    With a large number of men falling victim to "gender-biased laws", an organisation fighting for "male rights" demanded on Sunday that a "Ministry of Men's Welfare" be set up to look into long neglected issues that affect them. Quoting National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, men's rights organisation Hridaya said a...
  • Crime map of India October 17, 2013

    Often statistics tell a different story from what we perceive and this crime map of India is an example. While statistics may not necessarily be able to tell the whole truth, but they do give an insight into aspects that would have been otherwise overlooked. The crime statistics available with...
  • DU student secretly shoots video of 25-year-old MSc student in toilet, booked October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi University (DU) student allegedly made video footage of a 25-year-old MSc student on Thursday with his mobile phone when she was in the toilet, said police. The victim, who is in the final year of her MSc in Chemistry, filed a complaint with north Delhi's Maurice Nagar...
  • Harda: Shoot-at-sight orders issued in curfew-bound town September 20, 2013

    The situation in curfew-bound Cheepabad-Khirkiya town of Harda district remained tense on Friday, after which the district administration issued shoot-at-sight orders, as a precautionary measure. "Though no untoward incident took place in the troubled town since curfew was imposed, the administration issued shoot-at-sight orders as a precautionary measure," Harda district's Superintendent...
  • Delhi gangrape: 5 accused plead not guilty to charges February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Forty five days after the gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student aboard a moving bus in the national capital, the wheels of justice have finally started moving. A fast track court in Delhi on Saturday tightened the noose around the five adult accused, charging them with murder, gangrape,...
  • Delhi rape: Decision on juvenile reignites debate on penalty for minors January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board's decision to declare the sixth accused a minor in the Delhi gangrape-murder case has reignited the debate on whether there is a need to revise the Juvenile Justice Act. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy said that in such...
  • Delhi: SC lawyer special prosecutor in gangrape case December 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Supreme Court lawyer Dayan Krishnan has been appointed as the special public prosecutor by city police to conduct trial in the December 16 gangrape of a paramedical student who succumbed to injuries during wee hours on Saturday at a Singapore hospital. "It is Dayan Krishnan, an eminent lawyer......
  • More stringent laws on rape needed: Mamata Banerjee December 29, 2012

    Siliguri: Favouring a special session of Parliament on the issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded more stringent laws against rape saying CRPC and IPC provisions were outdated. Expressing shock at the death of the 23-year old Delhi braveheart in Singapore, Banerjee said, "there is need for...
  • Will act against misuse of sedition law: Katju September 16, 2012

    Former Supreme Court judge and Chairman of the Press Council, Justice Markandey Katju has slammed the politicians and the police for taking action against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi over some of his work that depicted Parliament as a commode and the national emblem with wolves instead of lions. Slamming the Mumbai...
  • Govt mulling private sector corruption law May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A move is afoot in the government to make corruption in private sector a penal offence with imprisonment up to seven years for the offenders. The government has proposed to make bribery in private sector - both giving and accepting it - a criminal offence by amending the Indian...
  • Killer wife freed on grounds of private defence February 12, 2012

    Madurai: In a rare instance, a woman who killed her husband after he attacked her in an inebriated state and also attempted to rape their daughter, has been set free by police on grounds of private defence. "Investigations proved that it was an act of private self-defence and to safeguard her...
  • Chaitanya Reddy's father booked for obstruction June 24, 2011

    Hyderabad: Police have registered a case against the father and other relatives of S Chaitanya Reddy, who allegedly killed his wife Dr Kiran Reddy, niece of Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy, for 'obstructing the police from performing their duty'. The case was registered against Chaitanya's father S Devender Reddy and others...
  • What constitutes a sedition case? October 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police are ready to book hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer-activist Arundhati Roy for sedition. Here are some facts on what constitutes sedition and its punishment under the Indian Penal Code. What is sedition? The section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) deals with...